College of Visual and Performing Arts

We'd like to introduce you to...

John O'Connell, M.F.A.
VPA Dean and Professor of Theatre

John O'Connell

Beverly Redman, Ph.D.
Department Chair and Professor/Directing, Textual Analysis, Dramatic Literature, Theatre History and Voice

Bev Redman

Jeffrey Casazza, M.F.A.
Associate Professor/Acting, Movement, and Voice
Jeff Casazza

Craig A. Humphrey, M.F.A.
Associate Professor/Director of Design Technology and Resident Costume Designer
Craig A. Humphrey

Mark Ridgeway, M.F.A.
Associate Professor/Scenic and Lighting Design
Mark Ridgeway

Steven T. Sarratore, M.F.A. (retired)
Professor Emeritus /Playwriting and Design
Steven T. Sarratore

James Stover, M.F.A.
Visiting Instructor/Acting and Musical Theatre

Jeanne Pendleton, M.F.A.
Costume Shop Supervisor
Jeanne Pendleton

Robert Shoquist, M.F.A.
Technical Director
Robert Shoquist

Kate Black-Haluska, M.F.A.
Associate Faculty/Performance
Kate Black

Brittney Tyler Coughlin, B.A.
Associate Faculty/Dance
Brittney Tyler Coughlin

Elizabeth Mikautadze, B.F.A.
Associate Faculty/Dance
Elizabeth Mikautadze

Joanne Schultz
Department Secretary

Joanne Schultz Ithier

Reuben Albaugh, B.A.
Box Office Supervisor
Reuben Albaugh

Susan Domer, B.S.G.S.
Marketing and Public Relations Specialist
Susan Domer

Nancy Dowty, M.A.E.
House Manager

Other Contact Information

  • Green Room WT 118 260-481-5474
  • Box Office WT Lobby 260-481-6555
  • Scene Shop WT 150 260-481-6556
  • Costume Shop WT 110 260-481-6557
  • Studio Theatre KT G32 260-481-5785


VPA Offices

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